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Orthopedics

The orthopedics outpatient clinic specializes in the investigation, treatment and surgery of suspected or diagnosed pathologies of the musculoskeletal system as well as fractures and impairments of the musculoskeletal system.

According to the Quebec Orthopedic Association, orthopedists specialize in the musculoskeletal system and provide both medical and surgical care to treat diseases of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves. They are proficient in the treatment of fractures, dislocations, ligament injuries (sprains), disc herniation, bone tumours, and so forth. They also deal with birth defects (clubfoot, congenital dislocation of the hip), growth abnormalities (scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis), and sequelae of infectious or inflammatory diseases (polio, rheumatoid arthritis).

Orthopedists perform a number of different types of surgery to repair fractures (road accidents, sports injuries, etc.), replace painful arthritic joints with artificial joints, and correct congenital deformities or those arising from cerebral palsy or trauma.

How do I access the services?

The services are provided to adults with musculoskeletal problems or requiring emergency orthopedic care due to trauma to the musculoskeletal system.

Access to orthopedic services for both elective cases and emergency cases requires referral. You therefore need to go to your doctor, the emergency department, or a walk-in clinic in order to be referred.

What to expect?

Depending on the urgency of the situation, children under 12 can be transferred directly to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The orthopedic clinic treats simple fractures in children and adolescents and refers more complex cases to the CHEO.

  • When you arrive, scan your health insurance card with the card reader and take a number from the ticket dispenser in order to be registered.
  • Registration is completed with the clinic’s secretary
  • Consultation with the specialist
  • Additional tests if necessary
  • Specialist’s decision on completion of follow-up

Note: You may need to undergo a medical imaging test (X-ray or MRI) days a few days before your consultation with the specialist. You will be informed of this when you make your appointment. If you have an MRI CD, you must bring it to your appointment.

Length of appointment: The length of the appointment may vary widely depending on the type of consultation and the emergencies that the orthopedists are dealing with at the time.

Where and when
are services provided?

  • Hull Hospital
    116 Lionel-Émond Blvd.
    (1st floor)
    Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    (except statutory holidays)
    Emergency clinic: Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m.
  • Papineau Hospital
    155 Maclaren St.
    (ground floor, station 5)
    Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    (except statutory holidays)
  • Pontiac Hospital
    200 Argue St. (reception)
    Services available twice a month
    from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    (except statutory holidays)

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